Digital Footprint Course

DF MOOC logoDigital Footprint – free online course

The course is led by Louise Connelly (Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and Nicola Osborne (EDINA), University of Edinburgh.

Course description

If I Googled you, what would I find?

As we move around the online world we leave tracks and traces of our activity all the time: social media accounts, tagged images, professional presences, scraps of text, but also many artefacts we don’t always realise we are leaving behind, or that others leave about us.

In this course you will hear from a range of experts and you will have an opportunity to explore and reflect on your own online tracks and traces, to understand why your digital footprint is important. We will introduce you to some of the tools and approaches to effectively manage your online presence (or digital footprint).

The course will focus on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence, managing your privacy, creating opportunities for networking, balancing and managing professional and personal presences (eprofessionalism). By the end of this course (MOOC) you should be equipped to ensure that your digital footprint works for you, whether you want to be more private online, or are looking to create a more effective and impactful presence.

You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DFMOOC and follow us @DFMOOC

Registration

Register for the MOOC: https://goo.gl/qGqEvM

Further information

 

  • Digital Footprint research and publications: https://goo.gl/KK8Bqm
  • Digital Footprint Resources for Educators – free and openly licensed resources for use in teaching, learning and student support:  https://goo.gl/n5neyl

 

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